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arrested but her name is not being released as a juvenile. late this afternoon 49ers put out a statement and commended the car will police for their quick work in this case, the santa clara police. they also revealed the suspect is a season ticketed holder for the team -- a season ticketholder for the team. the team is canceling those season tickets. live in santa clara, mark sayre, kpix 5. it is one of the strangest losses ever. south bay neighbors suing a family with an autistic trying to get the boy declared a public nuisance. kpix 5's devin fehely spoke with some of the neighbors suing. and those neighbors are taking heat for autism advocates. >> reporter: oh, yeah. that's exactly right. taking some heat. there's been an enormous public backlash from people who say they can't believe that someone would file a lawsuit against a family with a child with autism. but the people who filed that lawsuit say they are parents too and what it's about is
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ensuring their children's safety. the lawsuit pits neighbor against neighbor making this quiet cul-de-sac into a legal battleground and lightning rod for advocates for people with autism. >> that was or last resort. we couldn't sit by and watch it continue. >> reporter: robert flowers is one of the people who sued who describes the neighbor as a public nuisance. he agreed to talk with us but asked we not show his face because of public backlash. he said he filed the lawsuit not to discriminate against the disabled but in an effort to protect his own children and others who had been attacked by the boy. >> a neighbor boy who has continually attacked small children including our own culminating in a brutal and vicious attack on my son's fourth birthday. >> reporter: but advocates for people with autism say the lawsuit is mean-spirited and misguided and believe there could and should have been a
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solution other than dragging the boy's family into court. >> as a parents of a child with special needs, you're kind of concerned, like, what if there's a precedent set about this? you know? how many times might my kid have been considered disruptive or difficult? >> reporter: but neighbors say they tried repeatedly to work with the boy's parents to make sure he was properly supervised. the attacks continued. >> a lot of people are putting this on autism. it has nothing to do with autism. it has to do with behavior. you know? how a child is allowed to behave. >> reporter: now, the family that was the target of this lawsuit has since moved out of the area. they are renting their home. we did reach out to them and their attorneys today but they were not available for comment. this case will go before a judge next week. in sunnyvale, devin fehely, kpix 5. the family of a man killed inside the santa clara county jail says that the three accused jail guards are getting
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special treatment. the three correctional officers appeared in court for a bail hearing today. they are charged in the beating death of inmate michael tyree. a judge set bail at $1.5 million for each. prosecutors asked for no bail citing graphic text messages between two of the guards talking about beating other inmates. >> so we don't know how authentic they are. we don't know the context or what text messages came before or after those. >> tyree's family said in a statement that setting bail is unusual in any murder case. they suggest that the guards are being treated differently because they worked in law enforcement. after making good progress fire crews battling the "valley fire" are now worried about a weekend heat wave. here's the latest. some students returned to school for the first time since the fire erupted. pg&e crews are working to restore utilities in the area. that's one of the things keeping evacuees from returning home. but there is some good news from the fire lines. the "valley fire" is now 40%
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contained. work crews were out in middletown this afternoon restoring power lines and clearing out charred trees. cal fire says they are constantly evaluating information to determine when folks might be allowed to return home. another sign that things are slowly getting back to normal, kpix 5's anne makovec was there today as some "valley fire" evacuees headed back to school. >> i have no idea what day it is. i have to look at the paper to figure it out. >> reporter: it's all blended together for this mother evacuated with her baby will. he will be 8 months old tomorrow. >> he is doing well. >> reporter: her husband has been fighting the "valley fire" after it consumed their home in cobb. >> i am better than i was day one. that's all i can say. >> reporter: things are getting back to normal in polk valley. the k through 8th grade school reopened today. >> i think it's good. >> reporter: of the school's 52 students, only about half showed up. >> it's nice to see my friends again. >> reporter: these students were evacuated last year, too, for the butt canyon fire.
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>> last year they have been driving through that scarring from last year' fire. so for a lot of them being evacuated this is traumatic. >> reporter: but a welcome return to normal life for students and parents. >> nice to know what tomorrow is going to bring. >> reporter: for now, baby will and his mom erin will stay at the evacuation camp waiting for the all clear. >> i'll be fine. some of these people are going to need my help more than anything and that's what i want to do. i want to help others because, you know, we'll survive. >> reporter: a lot of people have wonderfully positive attitudes like her. but a lot of people are understandably very frustrated, especially with the lack of information. cal fire says its best guess is everybody will be able to return home within 7 days n calistoga, anne makevoc, kpix 5. well, the schools in kelseyville will re-open on monday. middletown schools hope to be back in session by the end of the next week. friday night football giving evacuees a chance to take a break. kpix 5's emily turner is there
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and joins us now. >> reporter: from here you can't see any fire. you can't even see any smoke. all you can see is football. and tonight, that's the point. tonight what happens on the field is secondary to what happens in the stands of this calistoga high school football game. for a few hours communities ravaged by fire will forget about burned homes and concentrate instead on football. >> whoo! [ applause ] >> probably be very emotional. middletown as now as everybody knows around here we are a big football community. it's going to be a special game. [ cheerleaders cheering ] >> reporter: it's calistoga's first home game but they aren't playing on their home turf. usually they play at the napa county fairgrounds. but that's currently the temporary home of more than 1,000 "valley fire" evacuees including drew mcdowell who lost everything. he and all the other evacuees are the guests of honor at
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tonight's game free of charge. >> they have took-en on the chin and they want to give back. uhm -- [ crying ] >> i commend them for the effort. and if anybody takes a dollar for them they better see me before i find them. >> reporter: they were out cooking for evacuees before the red cross even got there. and they have been going every day since. so not only will this game be a way for the evacuees to forget about tragedy for a while, it's also a way for them to say thank you. >> it's been an amazing process in humanity here and now the middletown folks get to show a little appreciation at this game and we get to support calistoga. we are going to be in the stands. it's going to be very emotional and it's going to be a dogfight just like that fighting that fire, man. that's what we're all about. >> reporter: one color you'll see a lot of out here is purple and that's because that's middletown's color. purple and gold. not green like calistoga but they are here showing that purple because this would have been middletown's homecoming
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weekend. a homecoming that many people in middletown won't have. reporting live in calistoga, emily turner kpix 5. >> they are trying to move the evacuees at the napa county fairgrounds. the site in calistoga isn't a long-term solution. they are trying to find a better location. food and donation continue to stream in for the evacuees. truckloads of items such as flashlights, diapers, pet crates, are being delivered. as for the damage estimate, way too soon to tell. state farm says it's received at least 320 claims from "valley fire" victims so far. but many insurers are just starting to get people into the burn area to assess the devastation. some homeowners chased out because of the "butte fire" are being allowed to return today. the mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted in amador county. that news comes now that the fire is 60% contained. two people died, 365 homes
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destroyed. investigators say the fire may have been caused by a pg&e power line that hit a tree. the fire danger could kickback up again this weekend as the temperature rises. paul deanno joining us now from fremont with some details. paul. >> reporter: it is certainly going to rise. temperatures are going to hit 100 degrees by sunday afternoon and a few inland locations. and likely the mid- to upper 90s up in lake county and northern napa county. the good news is the wind is not terribly strong. and even though we do have smoke now blowing back toward the bay area there's not as much smoke as several days ago and the wind isn't as strong as several days ago. the "valley fire" forecast the dry weather unfortunately is back. the rain is gone, no rain in the immediate forecast. 90s start in lake county tomorrow. 90s continue likely for two days after that. and the winds will be from the northeast pushing things back to the southwest. they will be gusty but generally only 5 or 10 miles per hour so some good news there. it will not be that windy so the smoke issue likely will be very localized in lake county and northern napa county.
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let's take a look at the heatup. concord will be nine degrees above average tomorrow, 94 we are forecasting for you. san jose 8 degrees above average, 90 your high tomorrow. and san francisco 10 degrees above normal with a high on saturday with sunshine and 80 degrees. as we're back out here live in fremont the super bowl trophy tour is behind me. remember this mathematical equation. i'll explain coming up. 5 plus 3 is greater than 6. we are going back to second grade, guys. i'll explain in 10 minutes. >> that new math. thank you. [ laughter ] still to come, this san francisco fixer-upper was once home to a mummified body. wait until you hear how much the new owners just paid for it. >> plus, donald trump fans the flames of another political firestorm. this time, it's what he didn't say about the president that's the problem. >> and a bay area school district slaps a ban on birthday treats. now parents are pushing back.
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even a mummified body didn't get this is way of a hot housing market in san francisco. according to the website curbed sf, the so-called mummy house in the richmond district has sold for a whopping $1.56 million. that's $630,000 over asking price. back in april, a mummified corpse was found in that victorian. it was the owner, the corpse had been there for five years among piles of trash, mold, even rats. the homeowner's daughter is living in the house at the time. san francisco oddities aside, bay area home prices actually trending down. the median sale price was $650,000. down a little more than 1% from july. 6% higher than a year ago. total sales down by 10%, as well. not just home prices that are down. stocks plummet today amid fears over slowing global growth.
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the dow was down 300. the broader indices double- digit losses. donald trump under fire again. this time, for what he didn't say about president obama. listen to how he handled this question at a town hall meeting in new hampshire last night. >> we have a problem in this country, it's called muslims. we know our current president is one. >> right. >> you know he is not even an american. >> we need this question -- [ laughter ] >> but anyway, we have training camps where they want to kill us. >> mm-hm. >> that's my question. when can we get rid of -- >> we are going to be looking at a lot of different things. a lot of people are saying that and a lot of people are saying that bad things are happening out there. we are going to be looking at that and plenty of other things. >> trump appeared to take issue with none of the questioner's points. his rivals immediately pounced! >> the truth, he knew or he should have known that what that man was asking was not only way out of bounds, it was untrue. >> if somebody at one of my town hall meetings said
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something like that i would correct them and say the president is a christian and he was born in this country. >> trump's campaign said he didn't really hear the question. the republican front-runner canceled a campaign appearance in south carolina today citing an important business deal. still to come a sugar crackdown hits a sour note in the bay area school district. plus a plan to blow up part of the old bay bridge gets a green light. >> running for their lives. hikers have their cameras rolling as they race to outrun a flash flood. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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the relationship between some parents in orinda and the school district has soured over a debate on sweets in the classroom. kpix 5's cate caugiran explains why the parents are so upset. >> i think it should be optional for parents. i don't think it should be mandated. >> it's getting to a point where we're controlling too much of what our kids are doing. >> reporter: some orinda parents showed up at back to school night to a not so sweet surprise a sugar crackdown. say your child has a birthday to celebrate with other students. well, the new rule says they discourage from you bringing snacks like these in the classroom. it applies to school celebrations and birthdays. the district wants to encourage
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parents to bring healthy alternatives. but parents against it say it won't keep kids from candy. >> it's always going to be available junk food and kids are going to come down to orinda they are going to go to cvs and buy, um, candy at cvs. >> reporter: but not everyone feels this way. >> the decision to give your kids a treat should be the decision of the individual parents. bringing in food of this nature to celebrate birthdays i think we are setting our kids up to have a bad relationship between reward and jeung food. >> reporter: we sat down with district superintendent. >> i believe that healthy students make for healthy communities. >> reporter: he stands by the decision that started from parents and teachers' concerns. >> parents came to us last year to express the need to do more in this area. and we listened to that. >> reporter: cate caugiran, kpix 5. >> there is currently a change.org petition to try to reverse that decision. berkeley police are looking
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for a guy who tried to lure children into his van this morning. two students say he drove up to them near telegraph and oregon streets as they were walking toward willard middle school. when they ran off he apparently approached a third student in a nearby parking lot. all of the kids are okay. the suspect is being described as a latino man with facial hair. he was wearing a brown baseball hat and driving a dark green minivan. a richmond man is accused of hurling a baseball sized rock at an el cerrito police cruiser while the officer was in it! check it out. it left a huge crack in the windshield in front of the steering wheel. the officer we are told was not hurt. police later arrested 30-year- old frank sanders iv at a nearby bart station. the motive for the attack is unclear. a plan to demolish a section of the old bay bridge was approved despite concern it might harm the bay. the bay conservation and development commission gave caltrans permission to use explosives to take down the
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largest pier of the old eastern span. environmental groups argue the implosion will pollute the bay with concrete debris. if the army corps of engineers approves it will happen november 10. new video shows a group of hikers racing to outrun the flash flooding that killed 7 people in utah. [ yelling ] >> they are seen rushing for safety as floodwaters come rushing down through zion national park in utah. fortunately, they all made it out okay. all right. paul it's the champions of the big tour in fremont and you have weather and a pop quiz on a friday. and math on friday? >> reporter: this is a simple equation. five plus three is greater than six. the six is the pittsburgh steelers. they have won the most super bowls, six. as we show you the line of all the folks waiting to see the
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eight super bowl trophies from the bay area. five for the 49ers, three for the raiders, making the san francisco bay area home to more super bowl trophies than anyplace on earth and you have the opportunity to see those trophies in a tour over the next couple of months. it is today at fremont street east right by city hall hundreds of folks already in line to get their pictures taken with their favorite team maybe it's the raiders the 49ers, you can do both. the weather outside could not be more perfect. we are sunny with temperatures in the upper 70s. take you to the golden gate bridge where right now it's 7 in oakland. 87 in livermore. 68 in san francisco. 77 in oakland. santa rosa currently 83 degrees. with clear sky, we will cool off tonight. fremont 57. napa 55. vallejo 56. concord 57. san francisco 57 degrees. what will change over the weekend? we are going to leave the comfort zone. we are going to get warm to hot. and that's because the winds are changing once again. it is all about the wind direction. and we will develop light offshore winds eliminating the influence of the pacific ocean
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for a couple of days which means warm weather continues tomorrow and sunday. sunday we may be flirting with record highs. we'll stay clear throughout the bay area tonight. it will be a sunny weekend at the coast. it will be a sunny weekend everywhere throughout the bay area with some record highs possible coming up on sunday. highs tomorrow san jose getting up to 90. fremont will leave 70s and get close to 90. high 88. concord 94. san rafael 90. napa 93. even pacifica getting warmer with temperatures in the mid- 70s. extended forecast the warmest/hottest day will be sunday. with a high of 102 in the hottest inland spots, 80s near the bay, 70s at the coastline. and then next week we talked about the wind direction, it changes again. back to a southerly flow. humid, cooler tuesday, 80s inland, 60s at the bay, mid-70s at the coastline. back here live on this fantastic friday evening, there's a movie tonight in fremont. remember the titans. it's 8:00. we have the food trucks over there. who is going to wint next super
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bowl in the bay area? raiders? 49ers? >> whoo! >> reporter: here's the cool thing about living in the bay area. it's about a 50/50 split and fremont -- now we started a war. all right. oakland coliseum right up the road, levi's stadium right down the road. so it's a good split here and we are going to have lots of folks going to the raiders side, lots of folks going to the 49ers side and there's one cowboys fan here but we are not going to talk about that. >> as long as they are picking a bay area team it's okay. >> get a jersey with both teams on it. a piece of
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some famous swimwear hitting the auction block. "star wars" fans will soon be able to bid on this.
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the auction house expects the iconic two piece to fetch up to $120,000. get this. the starting bid is $80,000. it will be one of dozens of "star wars" items featured at the profiles in history auction at the end of the month in hollywood. california's jobless rate fell to 6.1% in august. that's the lowest it's been since january of 2008. but if you are one of the many still looking for work, jill schlesinger says, why not turn your job search into a career itself? >> reporter: there's a job you may have prepared for simply by searching for one yourself. a career counselor. counselors assist people with job related decisions by helping them choose a career path or educational program suitable for their skills. career counsels work in colleges, government agencies and career centers as well as in private practices. they develop plans to improve their clients' current career and provide advice about
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entering a new profession. some may work in outplacement firms and assist laid-off workers with transitioning into new jobs or careers. others work in corporate career centers to assist employees in making decisions about their career paths within their companies. most employers require career counselors to have a master's degree with a focus on career development and some prefer to hire licensed career counsels although license isn't required in many settings. to learn more about the requirements in california, you can visit the national board for certified counselors website, nbcc.org. i'm jill schlesinger for,,,,,,
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i'm ken bastida in the kpix 5 newsroom. new at 6:00 tonight this man says his landlord got violent and tried to force his family out even sending his 3-year-old to the hospital. plus -- back on the force only on "5" we talk to the first officer who gets rehired since san jose reached a breakthrough deal over pensions. that and more at 6:00. >> thank you. we'll have that and, of course, mark sayre will have much more on the four people who have been arrested for the beating at levi's stadium outside the 49ers game on monday. >> until then, "cbs evening news with scott pelley" is next. >> and remember more local news right back here at 6:00. have a great weekend. see you then. >> stay cool. >> captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com
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>> pelley: another country slams the door to freedom. >> reporter: this line goes back as far as you can see. what the refugees can't see is a future. >> pelley: also tonight, that anti-obama comment. >> we have a problem in this country. it's called muslims. >> pelley: the trump campaigns explains the candidate's controversial reaction. as pope francis prepares his first visit to the u.s., we'll ask him about his plans. what is your goal for america? and steve hartman with a cop's best friend. >> you can just see it on the officers' faces. they would light up. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the cbs evening news with scott pelley >> pelley: this is our western edition.

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